My screen keeps flickering and shaking. [Solved/Closed]

Alan - Dec 15, 2013 at 08:07 PM - Latest reply:  mangirox
- Mar 24, 2018 at 07:26 PM
Please help me my computer keeps shaking and flickering and then it will eventually freeze and I can't do anything to get out of it except holding the on/off laptop button.

I've tried changing my Refresh Rate but the only Refresh Rate my laptop has is 60hertz

My laptop is a Sony Vaio and it's 4 years old now, so I think the monitor must be going bad?


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jack4rall 6505 Posts Sunday June 6, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus December 30, 2015 Last seen - Dec 15, 2013 at 09:11 PM
Thank you

Try this 1

1) Try updating the "Display drivers".

2) Check your screen resolution and also the screen refresh rate.

You can find the screen refresh rate in display properties --> "Settings"tab -->

Click on the "Advanced" button --> Click on "Monitor" tab --> Now try another

"Screen refresh rate".

[Note : Make sure that "Hide modes that this monitor cannot display" is selected]

3) If the problem still exists then

When you switch ON your laptop, keep pressing the "F8" key to get

"Windows Advanced Options"( if boot menu appears, press "Esc" key and keep

tapping the F8 key)

Select the option "Enable VGA Mode" --> Press Enter

If the problem still exists then

Connect an external monitor to your laptop. Just look for the VGA connector (

there will be a monitor symbol ) in your laptop and connect it to the external

monitor then switch ON your laptop.

Note : If you failed to get the display in external monitor, then use the proper

combination keys(like Fn+F5/ the function key that's having the monitor symbol

on it) to toggle between your laptop screen and the external monitor.

Now check if the flickering problems exists in the external monitor or not.

If the flickering problem only exists on the laptop screen then the problem may be

coming from the inverter which is going bad.

Good Luck

Thank you, jack4rall 26

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thanku very much my problem solved my reseting the refresh rate :)